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The Ashford Hospital Redevelopment
Workspace Commercial Furniture (Workspace) specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of standard and bespoke furniture for commercial projects. In mid-2018, Workspace commenced a contract with Redback Procurement, the furniture contractor for The Ashford Hospital. “We manufactured and installed hospital grade furniture that included A-series chairs and cozy chairs for patient’s rooms, public lounges, recovery and waiting rooms. We also manufactured and installed office desks and workstations to the administration areas,” said Senior Project Manager, Mel Chrysostomou.
“The challenge involved the customisation of seating for patients with hip problems,” said Mel. “We worked with the director of nursing to get the right dimensions and seating pitch so patients could easily use the chairs and be comfortable.” Manufacturing took six weeks in Workspace’s 12,500m² ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified manufacturing facility in South Australia with final delivery in August 2019. “The furniture we supplied for Ashford Hospital was mostly standard items that were trialed by the hospital
and modified to suit specific needs,” added Mel.
“We have 100 people at work in our factory with a diverse set of skills and trades including upholsterers, cabinet makers, joiners, polishers and wood machinists,” explained Mel. “We also have an in-house research and development team and our own national delivery fleet. We are able to control and streamline the whole process from design, manufacture through to delivery and installation.”
In 2017, Workspace completed the design and manufacturing of customised furniture as well as a range of lounge seating for the Royal Adelaide Hospital and they are currently supplying seating for the Calvary Adelaide Hospital.
In conjunction with Redback Procurement, Workspace provided the following for the Ashford Hospital Redevelopment